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Certificate III in Education Support

Course provider: Open Colleges
Qualification: Certificate III
Course fees: $100 deposit or SAVE 20% – pay upfront
Delivery method: Online
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About this course

The Certificate III in Education Support offered through Open Colleges in partnership with the International Child Care College is a new online course designed specifically for those seeking work as teacher aides, as well as those already working in the education system who want a formal qualification.

Teacher aides are currently in high demand and the nationally recognised Certificate III in Education Support will give you the core skills and training to assist teachers in a range of classroom contexts.

With the education you receive in this online certificate course, you will be able to make a valuable contribution to the education of young people as well as enjoy a rewarding career. This education support program also provides on-the-job experience through a mandatory work placement that will give you an extra edge when you’re looking for employment.

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Eligibility

Applicants must also meet the criteria to be eligible for this program:

  • Have a Higher School Certificate or equivalent

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  • Have relevant vocational experience.

Practical industry work experience

The Certificate III in Education Support includes a work placement component to ensure that you graduate with a strong mix of practical work experience and academic foundation. The requirements of this course include 60 hours of work placement which can be completed by block placement and/or attendance of one full day or half day in out-of-school hours care (infants/primary classroom setting), special schools or special classrooms/programs in schools.

Additionally, you will need to be able to meet the physical requirements of workplace performance such as manual handling and lifting. You may also be required to complete a basic first aid course.

Areas of study

In this online education support course, the subjects you’ll study include:

  • Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
  • Support behaviour of children and young people
  • Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
  • Work with diversity in the education environment
  • Communicate with students
  • Work effectively in an education team
  • Comply with school administrative requirements
  • Contribute to OH&S processes
  • Support the development of reading skills
  • Support the development of writing skills
  • Support the development of numeracy skills
  • Support the development of oral language skills
  • Facilitate implementation of planned educational programs
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk (compulsory in NSW)
  • Apply first aid (in some jurisdictions it is a condition of employment that education support workers are competent in basic first aid) – can also be satisfied via the completion of a Senior First Aid Certificate from an accredited provider, at student’s own cost
  • Provide first aid in a remote situation – can also be satisfied via the completion of a relevant first aid certificate from an accredited provider, at student’s own cost

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Student Support:

As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

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How will this course advance my career?

This course in education support will give you the skills and qualifications to work as a teacher’s aide, teacher’s assistant, education assistant, education support worker, support worker (assisting children with disabilities) or learning support assistant.

How else will I benefit from this certificate?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate III in Education Support CHC30213 from Open Colleges.
  • Studying by distance/correspondence means you can study when and where you want, at your own pace.
  • Receive career-focused training with practical experience.
  • 12-month subscription to Australian Teacher Magazine is included.

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